Facebook has relocated from smaller conference quarters in San Francisco to the convention center in San Jose, making room for about 4,000 attendees, almost double from past year, and a technological Disneyland of splashy interactive demos and displays. While the company said a year ago that it has helped connect more than 40 million people worldwide, Facebook has stumbled in some of these efforts, such as in India.
"In the future, technology is going to keep making us more productive and that's going to change how we all work", Zuckerberg said Tuesday in a speech that he might as well have plagiarized from Evan Spiegel, if Spiegel cared about productivity instead of cameras.
But Facebook F8 has been going on for a while. It was a rough draft for Facebook Spaces, a new virtual reality version of Facebook the company announced today. Fast forward to 2014 and main topics included anonymous logins and granular mobile privacy permissions. Facebook's F8 will be sharing with developers its vision for new technology.
For a start, it's nearly certain that we'll hear updates on how the rollout of chatbots on Messenger has gone. There may be a Google Earth canvassing reality, but Facebook Stories might be right behind, invisibly mapping it with augmented reality just the same.
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At launch, Facebook has signed up select beta partners at launch including Electronic Arts (for Mass Effect: Andromeda), GIPHY, Manchester United, Nike, Real Madrid, TripIt and Warner Bros (for Justice League) for its AR Studio tool. In the meantime, you can register now (here) for online access. We talk about some of the hints left by cast members during its season premiere event, including the addition of more female cast. 80% of the community is outside of the United States, and as our platform grows, Instagram must perform across an increasing variety of devices and networks to keep people connected. These features could allows you to add photo and video overlays.
It noted questions have been raised about whether people who watch crimes live, but do not report them, can be charged with a crime, the website reported. "We focus more on the software side of things, but one thing that seems to be true is that early on in the development of these platforms, the hardware and software are petty hard to untangle".
According to TechCrunch, the company might announce more bots for Messenger groups and a platform so outsiders can build more features for the Facebook camera.
"Virtual reality and augmented reality go hand in hand", Zuckerberg said.
Instagram's move to cop Snapchat's video-sharing features a year ago was linked to slower adoption of Snapchat. This year, there are eight different VR-related sessions scheduled, which include tips on creating narratives in VR, building cross-platform VR content, and adding social components to VR apps.
Facebook's efforts to embed camera functionality in all the apps it runs isn't just a push to crush Snapchat.